Feminine Names

gender
usage
Electra f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Ἠλέκτρα (Elektra), derived from ἤλεκτρον (elektron) meaning "amber". In Greek myth she was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the sister of Orestes. She helped her brother kill their mother and her lover Aegisthus in vengeance for Agamemnon's murder. Also in Greek mythology, this name was borne by one of the Pleiades, who were the daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
Eleftheria f Greek
Feminine form of Eleftherios.
Elen f Welsh, Armenian, Czech
Welsh and modern Armenian form of Helen, as well as a Czech variant form. This was the name of a 4th-century Welsh saint, traditionally said to be the wife of the Roman emperor Magnus Maximus. According to the Welsh legend The Dream of Macsen Wledig (Macsen Wledig being the Welsh form of Magnus Maximus), she convinced her husband to build the roads in Wales.
Elēna f Latvian
Latvian form of Helen.
Elena f Italian, Spanish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, Lithuanian, Estonian, Finnish, Russian, Greek, German, English, Medieval Slavic
Form of Helen used in various languages, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Елена (see Yelena).
Elene f Georgian, Sardinian
Georgian and Sardinian form of Helen.
Eleni f Greek
Modern Greek form of Helen.
Elenora f English
Variant of Eleanor.
Eleonoora f Finnish (Rare)
Finnish form of Eleanor.
Eleonor f Swedish
Swedish variant of Eleanor.
Eleonóra f Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak form of Eleanor.
Eléonore f French
French form of Eleanor.
Eleonore f German
German form of Eleanor.
Eleri f Welsh
From the name of a Welsh river, also called the Leri, of unknown meaning. This was also the name of a 7th-century Welsh saint (masculine).
Elettra f Italian
Italian form of Electra.
Elfa f Icelandic
Feminine form of Alf 1.
Elfleda f English (Archaic)
Middle English form of both the Old English names Æðelflæd and Ælfflæd. These names became rare after the Norman Conquest, but Elfleda was briefly revived in the 19th century.
Elfreda f English
Middle English form of the Old English name Ælfþryð meaning "elf strength", derived from the element ælf "elf" combined with þryð "strength". Ælfþryð was common amongst Anglo-Saxon nobility, being borne for example by the mother of King Æðelræd the Unready. This name was rare after the Norman Conquest, but it was revived in the 19th century.
Elfrieda f English
Variant of Elfreda.
Elfriede f German
German form of Elfreda.
Elham f Persian
Persian form of Ilham.
Eli 3 f Spanish, Norwegian, Danish
Spanish, Norwegian and Danish short form of Elisabet or Elin.
Èlia f Catalan
Catalan form of Aelia.
Elian m & f Dutch (Rare)
Dutch variant of names beginning with Eli, such as Elijah or Elisabeth.
Eliana 1 f Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, English (Modern)
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Éliane.
Eliana 2 f Hebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
Éliane f French
Probably from Aeliana, the feminine form of the Roman name Aelianus, which was derived from the Roman family name Aelius. This was the name of an early saint and martyr.
Elidi f Various
Meaning unknown, possibly of Greek or Welsh origin. It may have been inspired by the name of the Ήλιδα (Ilida) valley and ancient city in western Greece (Elis in English).
Elif f Turkish
Turkish form of Alif, the name of the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, ا. It also means "slender", from the Turkish phrase elif gibi, literally "shaped like elif".
Eliina f Finnish
Finnish form of Helen.
Eliisa f Finnish
Finnish short form of Elisabet.
Eliisabet f Estonian
Estonian form of Elizabeth.
Elija f Lithuanian (Modern)
Lithuanian feminine form of Elijah.
Elikapeka f Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of Elizabeth.
Elin f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Welsh
Scandinavian and Welsh form of Helen.
Elīna f Latvian
Latvian form of Helen.
Elina f Finnish, Estonian, Swedish
Finnish, Estonian and Swedish form of Helen.
Eline f Norwegian, Dutch, Danish
Norwegian and Dutch variant form of Helen. This is the name of the title character in the novel Eline Vere (1889) by the Dutch writer Louis Couperus.
Elinor f English
Variant of Eleanor.
Eliora f Hebrew
Feminine form of Elior.
Elisabed f Georgian
Georgian form of Elizabeth.
Elísabet f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Elizabeth.
Elisabet f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Catalan, Spanish, Biblical Greek
Scandinavian and Finnish form of Elizabeth. It is also used in Spain alongside the traditional form Isabel.
Elisabeta f Romanian
Romanian form of Elizabeth.
Elisabete f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Elizabeth. This more recent form is used alongside the traditional Portuguese form Isabel.
Élisabeth f French
French form of Elizabeth.
Elisabeth f German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
German and Dutch form of Elizabeth. It is also a variant English form, reflecting the spelling used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament.
Elisabeti f Old Church Slavic
Old Church Slavic form of Elizabeth.
Elisabetta f Italian
Italian form of Elizabeth.
Elisavet f Greek
Modern Greek form of Elizabeth.
Elisaveta f Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Elizabeth.
Élise f French
French short form of Élisabeth.
Elisheba f Biblical
Form of Elizabeth used in many versions of the Old Testament, where it belongs to the wife of Aaron.
Eliška f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak diminutive of Elizabeth.
Eliso f Georgian
Georgian short form of Elizabeth.
Elissa 1 f Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly Phoenician in origin. This is another name of Dido, the legendary queen of Carthage.
Elissa 2 f English
Variant of Elisa.
Elita f Latvian
Meaning unknown.
Elixabete f Basque
Basque form of Elizabeth.
Elīza f Latvian
Short form of Elizabete.
Eliza f English, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Hungarian, Georgian
Short form of Elizabeth. It was borne by the character Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion (1913) and the subsequent musical adaptation My Fair Lady (1956).
Elizabeta f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of Elizabeth.
Elizabete f Latvian, Portuguese
Latvian form of Elizabeth, as well as a Portuguese variant of Elisabete.
Elizabeth f English, Biblical
From Ἐλισάβετ (Elisabet), the Greek form of the Hebrew name אֱלִישֶׁבַע ('Elisheva') meaning "my God is an oath", derived from the roots אֵל ('el) referring to the Hebrew God and שָׁבַע (shava') meaning "oath". The Hebrew form appears in the Old Testament where Elisheba is the wife of Aaron, while the Greek form appears in the New Testament where Elizabeth is the mother of John the Baptist.... [more]
Elizaveta f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Елизавета (see Yelizaveta).
Elke 1 f Dutch, German, Frisian
Frisian diminutive of Adelheid.
Elke 2 f Hebrew
Feminine form of Elkanah.
Ella 1 f English
Norman form of the Germanic name Alia, which was a short form of names containing the Germanic element alja meaning "other". It was introduced to England by the Normans and used until the 14th century, and it was later revived in the 19th century. A famous bearer was the American singer Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996).
Ella 2 f English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian
Diminutive of Eleanor, Ellen 1 and other names beginning with El. It can also be a short form of names ending in ella.
Elle f English (Modern)
Diminutive of Eleanor and other names beginning with El. This name can also be given in reference to the French pronoun elle meaning "she".... [more]
Ellen 1 f English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Estonian
Medieval English form of Helen. This was the usual spelling of the name until the 19th century, when the form Helen also became common.
Ellen 2 f Dutch
Short form of Eleonora.
Ellery m & f English
From an English surname that was originally derived from the medieval masculine name Hilary.
Elli 1 f Greek
Modern Greek form of Helle 2.
Elli 2 f German, Finnish
Diminutive of names beginning with El, such as Elizabeth.
Elli 3 f Norse Mythology
Means "old age" in Old Norse. In the Prose Edda this is the name of an old woman (old age personified) who wrestles with and defeats the god Thor.
Ellie f English
Diminutive of Eleanor, Ellen 1 and other names beginning with El. This name became popular in the United Kingdom in the 1990s, being ranked second for girls in 2003.
Ellington f & m English (Rare)
Derived from the English surname Ellington.
Ellinor f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of Eleanor.
Ellis m & f English, Welsh
From an English surname that was derived from the given name Elis, a medieval vernacular form of Elias. This name has also functioned as an Anglicized form of Welsh Elisedd.
Elly f English, Dutch
Dutch diminutive of Elisabeth or an English variant of Ellie.
Elma f Dutch, English, German (Rare)
Short form of Wilhelmine or names ending in elma, such as Anselma. It has also been recorded as a combination of Elizabeth and Mary, as in the case of the 19th-century daughter of the Earl of Elgin, who was named using her mother's first and middle names.
Elmas f Turkish
Means "diamond" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
Elmira 1 f Literature
Shortened form of Edelmira. It appears in the play Tartuffe (1664) by the French playwright Molière (often spelled in the French style Elmire).
Elmira 2 f Tatar, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani
Possibly from Turkic el meaning "nation, people, country" combined with Arabic أمير (amir) meaning "commander".
Elmira 3 f Russian (Rare)
Contraction of Russian электрификация мира (elektrifikatsiya mira) meaning "electrification of the world". This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
Elna f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of Helena.
Elnora f English
Contracted form of Eleanora.
Elo f Estonian
Short form of names beginning with El, such as Eliisabet. It could also be from Estonian elu meaning "life".
Elodia f Spanish
Spanish form of Alodia.
Élodie f French
French form of Alodia.
Elodie f English
English form of Élodie.
Eloísa f Spanish
Spanish form of Eloise.
Eloisa f Italian
Italian form of Eloise.
Éloïse f French
French form of Eloise.
Eloise f English
From the Old French name Héloïse, which was probably from the Germanic name Helewidis, composed of the elements heil meaning "hale, healthy" and wid meaning "wide". It is sometimes associated with the Greek word ἥλιος (helios) meaning "sun" or the name Louise, though there is not likely an etymological connection. This name was borne by the 12th-century French scholar and philosopher Héloïse. Secretly marrying the theologian Peter Abelard at a young age, she became a nun (and eventually an abbess) after Abelard was violently castrated by order of her uncle Fulbert.... [more]
Elora f Popular Culture
Possibly an invented name. This is the name of an infant girl in the fantasy movie Willow (1988).
Elouise f English
Variant of Eloise.
Elowen f Cornish
Means "elm tree" in Cornish. This is a recently coined Cornish name.
Elpida f Greek
Modern Greek form of Elpis.
Elpis f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "hope" in Greek. In Greek mythology Elpis was the personification of hope. She was the last spirit to remain in the jar after Pandora unleashed the evils that were in it.
Els f Dutch
Short form of Elisabeth.
Elsa f German, Swedish, Icelandic, Finnish, Italian, English
Short form of Elisabeth. Elsa von Brabant is the lover of Lohengrin in medieval German tales, and her story was expanded by Richard Wagner for his opera Lohengrin (1850). The name had a little spike in popularity after the 2013 release of the animated Disney movie Frozen, which featured a magical princess by this name.
Elsie f English, Swedish
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
Elsje f Dutch
Diminutive of Elisabeth.
Elske f Frisian
Frisian diminutive of Elisabeth.
Elspet f Scottish
Scottish form of Elizabeth.
Elspeth f Scottish
Scottish form of Elizabeth.
Eluned f Welsh
Derived from Welsh eilun meaning "image, likeness, idol". This was the name of a legendary 5th-century Welsh saint, also known as Eiliwedd, one of the supposed daughters of Brychan Brycheiniog.
Eluney f & m Indigenous American, Mapuche
Derived from Mapuche elun meaning "give".
Elva 1 f Irish
Anglicized form of Ailbhe.
Elva 2 f Danish, Icelandic
Feminine form of Alf 1.
Elvan f & m Turkish
Means "colours" in Turkish.
Elvia f Italian
Italian feminine form of Helvius.
Elviira f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of Elvira.
Elvina f English
Variant of Alvina.
Elvīra f Latvian
Latvian form of Elvira.
Elvira f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Hungarian, Russian
Spanish form of a Visigothic name, possibly composed of the Germanic elements ala "all" and wer "true". This is the name of a character in Mozart's opera Don Giovanni (1787).
Elvire f French
French form of Elvira.
Elwira f Polish
Polish form of Elvira.
Elyse f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth. It was popularized in the early 1980s by a character from the television comedy Family Ties.
Elysia f Various
From Elysium, the name of the realm of the dead in Greek and Roman mythology, which means "blissful".
Elžbieta f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Elizabeth.
Elżbieta f Polish
Polish form of Elizabeth.
Elzė f Lithuanian
Short form of Elžbieta.
Em f English
Short form of Emily or Emma.
Ema 1 f Spanish, Portuguese, Slovene, Croatian, Bosnian, Czech, Slovak, Lithuanian
Form of Emma used in various languages.
Ema 2 f Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "bay, inlet" combined with (ma) meaning "flax". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
Eman f Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Arabic إيمان (see Iman). This corresponds more closely with the Egyptian Arabic pronunciation of the name.
Emanuela f Italian, Romanian
Italian and Romanian feminine form of Emmanuel.
Ember f English (Modern)
From the English word ember, ultimately from Old English æmerge.
Emberly f English (Modern)
Elaboration of Ember, influenced by the spelling of Kimberly.
Embla f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian
Meaning uncertain, perhaps related to Old Norse almr "elm". In Norse mythology Embla and her husband Ask were the first humans. They were created by three of the gods from two trees.
Emel f Turkish
Means "desire" in Turkish, ultimately of Arabic origin, making this name a relative of Amal.
Emelia f English
Variant of Amelia.
Emelie f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Emelina f Spanish
Spanish form of Amelina (see Emmeline).
Émeline f French
French form of Amelina (see Emmeline).
Emem m & f Western African, Ibibio
Means "peace" in Ibibio.
Emer f Irish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Irish legend she was the wife of Cúchulainn. She was said to possess the six gifts of womanhood: beauty, voice, speech, needlework, wisdom and chastity.
Emerald f English (Modern)
From the word for the green precious stone, which is the traditional birthstone of May. The emerald supposedly imparts love to the bearer. The word is ultimately from Greek σμάραγδος (smaragdos).
Emerson m & f English
From an English surname meaning "son of Emery". The surname was borne by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), an American writer and philosopher who wrote about transcendentalism.
Emersyn f English
Feminine variant of Emerson.
Emery m & f English
Norman form of Emmerich. The Normans introduced it to England, and though it was never popular, it survived until the end of the Middle Ages. As a modern given name, now typically feminine, it is likely inspired by the surname Emery, which was itself derived from the medieval given name. It can also be given in reference to the hard black substance called emery.
Emese f Hungarian
Possibly derived from Finno-Ugric eme meaning "mother". In Hungarian legend this was the name of the grandmother of Árpád, founder of the Hungarian state.
Emi f Japanese
From Japanese (e) meaning "favour, benefit" or (e) meaning "picture, painting" combined with (mi) meaning "beautiful". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Emigdia f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish feminine form of Emygdius (see Emidio).
Emília f Portuguese, Slovak, Hungarian
Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Emilía f Icelandic
Icelandic feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Émilie f French
French feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Emílie f Czech
Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Emilie f German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Czech
German, Scandinavian and Czech feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Émilienne f French
French feminine form of Aemilianus (see Emiliano).
Emīlija f Latvian
Latvian feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Emilija f Lithuanian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Emiliya f Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Russian
Bulgarian, Ukrainian and Russian feminine form of Aemilius (see Emily).
Emily f English
English feminine form of Aemilius (see Emil). In the English-speaking world it was not common until after the German House of Hanover came to the British throne in the 18th century; the princess Amelia Sophia (1711-1786) was commonly known as Emily in English, even though Amelia is an unrelated name.... [more]
Emina f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Aminah 2.
Emine f Turkish
Turkish form of Aminah 2.
Emira f Bosnian
Bosnian form of Amirah.
Emma f English, French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Ancient Germanic
Originally a short form of Germanic names that began with the element ermen meaning "whole" or "universal". It was introduced to England by Emma of Normandy, who was the wife both of King Ethelred II (and by him the mother of Edward the Confessor) and later of King Canute. It was also borne by an 11th-century Austrian saint, who is sometimes called Hemma.... [more]
Emmalyn f English (Modern)
Variant of Emmeline, or else a combination of Emma and the fashionable name suffix lyn.
Emmanuelle f French
French feminine form of Emmanuel.
Emmeline f English
From an Old French form of the Germanic name Amelina, originally a diminutive of Germanic names beginning with the element amal meaning "work". The Normans introduced this name to England.
Emmi f Finnish
Short form of names beginning with Em.
Emmie f English
Diminutive of Emma or Emily.
Emmy f English, French, Swedish, Dutch, German
Diminutive of Emma or Emily.
Emőke f Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian emő meaning "suckling (baby)".
Emory m & f English
Variant of Emery.
Emperatriz f Spanish
Means "empress" in Spanish.
Emy f French
Diminutive of Emma or Émilie.
Ena 1 f Irish
Anglicized form of Eithne.
Ena 2 f Croatian
Short form of Irena.
Enara f Basque
Means "swallow (bird)" in Basque.
Encarna f Spanish
Short form of Encarnación.
Encarnación f Spanish
Means "incarnation" in Spanish. This is given in reference to the Incarnation of Jesus in the womb of the Virgin Mary.
Endla f Estonian
From the name of an Estonian lake, which often appears in folk poetry. The lake's name is ultimately derived from the medieval personal name Ent or Endo.
Endzela f Georgian
Means "snowdrop flower" in Georgian (genus Galanthus).
Ene f Estonian
Possibly a form of Anu 1, Anne 1 or Henrika.
Eneida f Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American)
From the Portuguese and Spanish name of the Aeneid (see Aeneas).
Enfys f Welsh
Means "rainbow" in Welsh. This name was first used in the 19th century.
Engel m & f German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Originally this was a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element angil, referring to the Germanic tribe known in English as the Angles. Since the Middle Ages it has been firmly associated with the German word Engel meaning "angel".
Enheduanna f Akkadian
From Sumerian En-hedu-anna, derived from 𒂗 (en) meaning "lady, high priestess" combined with 𒃶𒌌 (hedu) meaning "ornament" and the god's name An 2. This was the Sumerian title of a 23rd-century BC priestess and poet, identified as a daughter of Sargon of Akkad. Presumably she had an Akkadian birth name, but it is unrecorded. She is regarded as one of the earliest known poets.
Enid f Welsh, English, Arthurian Romance
Probably derived from Welsh enaid meaning "soul, spirit, life". In Arthurian tales she first appears in the 12th-century French poem Erec and Enide by Chrétien de Troyes, where she is the wife of Erec. In later adaptations she is typically the wife of Geraint. The name became more commonly used after the publication of Alfred Tennyson's Arthurian poem Enid in 1859, and it was fairly popular in Britain in the first half of the 20th century.
Enide f Arthurian Romance
Old French form of Enid.
Enikő f Hungarian
Created by the Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty in the 19th century. He based it on the name of the legendary mother of the Hungarian people, Enéh, of Turkic origin meaning "young hind" (modern Hungarian ünő).
Eniola f & m Western African, Yoruba
Means "person of wealth" in Yoruba.
Enisa f Bosnian
Bosnian feminine form of Anis.
Enise f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of Anis.
Enitan m & f Western African, Yoruba
Means "person with a story, storied person" in Yoruba.
Enkhjargal f Mongolian
Means "peace blessing" in Mongolian.
Enkhtuya f Mongolian
Means "ray of peace" in Mongolian.
Enni f Finnish
Feminine form of Eino.
Enola f English
Meaning unknown. This name first appeared in the late 19th century. It is the name of the main character in the novel Enola; or, her Fatal Mistake (1886) by Mary Young Ridenbaugh. The aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was named Enola Gay after the mother of the pilot, who was herself named for the book character.
Enora f Breton, French
Breton form of Honoria, or directly from Breton enor "honour" (a word of Latin origin). This was the name of a 6th-century saint, the wife of Saint Efflamm.
Enrica f Italian
Feminine form of Enrico.
Enrichetta f Italian
Diminutive of Enrica.
Enriqueta f Spanish
Spanish feminine form of Enrique.
Enu m & f Western African, Akan
Means "fifth born child" in Akan.
Enya f Irish
Anglicized form of Eithne.
Enyo f Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. She was a bloodthirsty Greek war goddess and a companion of Ares.
Enyonam f Western African, Ewe
Means "it is good for me" in Ewe.
Eoforhild f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements eofor "boar" and hild "battle". This name was rarely used after the Norman Conquest.
Eos f Greek Mythology
Means "dawn" in Greek. This was the name of the Greek goddess of the dawn.
Éowyn f Literature
Means "horse joy" in Old English. This name was invented by J. R. R. Tolkien who used Old English to represent the Rohirric language. In his novel The Lord of the Rings (1954) Eowyn is the niece of King Theoden of Rohan. She slays the Lord of the Nazgul in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
Ephrath f Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "fruitful place" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name was borne by one of the wives of Caleb. Also in the Bible, it is the name of the place where Rachel was buried.
Epiphany f English (Rare)
From the name of the Christian festival (January 6) that commemorates the visit of the Magi to the infant Jesus. It is also an English word meaning "sudden appearance" or "sudden perception", ultimately deriving from Greek ἐπιφάνεια (epiphaneia) meaning "manifestation".
Epona f Gaulish Mythology
Derived from Gaulish epos meaning "horse" with the divine or augmentative suffix -on. This was the name of a Gaulish goddess of horses and fertility. She appears only in Roman sources.
Eponine f Literature
Meaning unknown. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel Les Misérables (1862) for a daughter of the Thénardiers. Her mother got her name from a romance novel.
Era f Albanian
Derived from Albanian erë meaning "wind".
Erato f Greek Mythology
Means "lovely" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the nine Muses, the muse of lyric poetry.
Ercilia f Spanish (Rare)
Spanish form of Hersilia.
Erdenechimeg f Mongolian
Means "jewel ornament" in Mongolian.
Ereshkigal f Sumerian Mythology
Means "lady of the great earth", from Sumerian 𒊩𒌆 (ereš) meaning "lady, queen" combined with 𒆠 (ki) meaning "earth" and 𒃲 (gal) meaning "great, big". In Sumerian mythology she was the goddess of death and the underworld.
Érica f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Erica.
Erica f English, Swedish, Italian
Feminine form of Eric. It was first used in the 18th century. It also coincides with the Latin word for "heather".
Ericka f English
Variant of Erica.
Érika f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Erica.
Ērika f Latvian
Latvian form of Erika.
Erika f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Estonian, German, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian, English, Italian
Feminine form of Erik. It also coincides with the word for "heather" in some languages.
Erin f English, Irish
Anglicized form of Eireann. It was initially used by people of Irish heritage in America, Canada and Australia. It was rare until the mid-1950s.
Eris f Greek Mythology
Means "strife" in Greek. In Greek mythology Eris was the goddess of discord. She was the sister and companion of Ares.
Ériu f Irish Mythology
From the name of an Irish goddess, who according to legend gave her name to Ireland (which is called Éire in Irish). In reality, the goddess probably got her name from that of the island, which may mean something like "abundant land" in Old Irish.
Erja f Finnish
Variant of Irja.
Erle 1 f Norwegian
Feminine form of Jarl.
Erlea f Basque (Rare)
Means "bee" in Basque.
Erma f English
Variant of Irma. It began to be used in the English-speaking world in the 19th century, along with Irma.
Ermelinda f Italian
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and lind "soft, tender, flexible".
Ermendrud f Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements ermen "whole, universal" and thrud "strength".
Ermenegilda f Italian
Feminine form of Ermenegildo.
Ermingard f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Irmingard.
Erminhilt f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Irmhild.
Erminia f Italian
Italian feminine form of Herminius.
Erminlinda f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Ermelinda.
Ermintrude f English (Archaic)
English form of Ermendrud. It was occasionally used until the 19th century.
Erna 2 f Norse Mythology, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Means "brisk, vigorous, hale" in Old Norse. This was the name of the wife of Jarl in Norse legend.
Ernesta f Italian, Lithuanian
Feminine form of Ernest.
Ernestina f Italian
Italian feminine form of Ernest.
Ernestine f French, German, English
Feminine form of Ernest.
Ersilia f Italian
Italian form of Hersilia.
Erva f Turkish
Turkish form of Arwa.
Erzsébet f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Elizabeth. This is the native name of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. It was also borne by the infamous Erzsébet Báthory, a 16th-century countess and murderer.
Erzsi f Hungarian
Diminutive of Erzsébet.
Ešeeva'e f Indigenous American, Cheyenne
Means "day woman" in Cheyenne.
Eseld f Cornish
Cornish form of Iseult.
Esen f & m Turkish
Means "the wind" in Turkish.
Eseoghene m & f Western African, Urhobo
Means "God's gift" in Urhobo.
Eser f & m Turkish
Means "product, achievement" in Turkish.
Esfir f Russian
Russian form of Esther.
Esha f Indian, Hindi
Means "desire, wish" in Sanskrit.
Esi f Western African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
Esila f Turkish (Modern)
Possibly from Arabic أصيلا (asila) meaning "late afternoon, evening".
Esin f Turkish
Means "inspiration" in Turkish.
Eskarne f Basque
Means "mercy" in Basque. It is a Basque equivalent of Mercedes.
Eslem f & m Turkish (Modern)
Possibly from Arabic أسْلَمَ (aslama) meaning "to submit".
Esma f Turkish, Bosnian
Turkish and Bosnian form of Asma.
Esmae f English (Modern)
Feminine form of Esmé.
Esme f & m English (British)
Variant of Esmé.
Esmé m & f English (British)
Means "esteemed" or "loved" in Old French. It was first recorded in Scotland, being borne by the first Duke of Lennox in the 16th century. It is now more common as a feminine name.
Esmée f English (British), Dutch
Feminine form of Esmé.
Esmee f English (British), Dutch
Feminine form of Esmé.
Esmeralda f Spanish, Portuguese, English, Literature
Means "emerald" in Spanish and Portuguese. Victor Hugo used this name in his novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831), in which Esmeralda is the Gypsy girl who is loved by Quasimodo. It has occasionally been used in the English-speaking world since that time.
Esperanta f Esperanto
Means "hoping" in Esperanto.
Esperanza f Spanish
Spanish form of the Late Latin name Sperantia, which was derived from sperare "to hope".
Esra f Turkish
Possibly a Turkish form of Asra.
Essence f English (Modern)
From the English word essence, which means either "odour, scent" or else "fundamental quality". Ultimately it derives from Latin esse "to be".
Essi f Finnish
Finnish diminutive of Esther.
Essie f English
Diminutive of Estelle or Esther.
Esta f English
Diminutive of Esther.
Estee f Jewish
Diminutive of Esther. A famous bearer was the American businesswoman Estée Lauder (1908-2004), founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name. Her birth name was Josephine Esther Mentzer. Apparently she added the accent to her name Estee in order to make it appear French.